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Cover crop challenges, benefits highlighted at Soils Lab Field Day
City approves water treatment plant contract, if state funding comes through
Highway 59, Highway 28 intersection closes Aug. 1
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 1 in Minnesota
Local FFA leaders attend summer conferences
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Errors costly in postseason opener for Morris VFW
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
10 possibilities for Twins' GM job
Orphans finish season with a 7-11 record
Fern Haley Rasmussen
Marion I. DeWall
Bennett "Buck" Columbus Schaffer
Steve Lang: Traversing inner space with sale-ing adventures
Katie Erdman: Celebrations are fun, but also a lot of work
Letter: Watch what Jay does, not what he says
Letter: McNamar will help landowners with ditch issues
Talking it over: Follow the chain
CotahRose James O'Brien
Grayson Scott Luthi
Jackson Dean Ver Steeg
Billy James Blaisdell
Open Houses: July 23, 2016
NRCS funding available to develop monarch butterfly habitats
July rains provide moisture boost for area crops
FSA County Committee nominations open
Three Stevens County farms recognized as 2016 Century Farms
Weekend frost nips some farm fields, time will tell if damage warrants replanting
December 26, 2015
Lee H. Hamilton: Politicians have a very tough job
You know who I feel sorry for? Today's politicians. You'll laugh at this, but hear me out. This is a very tough time to be a politician — whether running for office or trying to lead while holding office. The women and men who've undertaken to represent us face circumstances...
December 26, 2015 - 5:42am
December 19, 2015
Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Building a 21st century broadband infrastructure
Technology is reshaping the ways we live, work, play, and communicate. The internet is connecting communities and creating opportunities we couldn't have imagined even a few decades ago. Today, you don't need to live off an interstate highway or in a major city to find a good job,...
December 19, 2015 - 5:42am
November 21, 2015
Ken Peterson: Apprenticeship is workforce training that meets the needs of today and tomorrow
Minnesota's workforce is experiencing tremendous transition. Thousands of our experienced baby boomers are retiring, while many employers are seeking a workforce capable of meeting increased levels of skill to operate new technologies with precision. An emerging, yet familiar,...
November 21, 2015 - 5:57am
November 14, 2015
Rep. Joe Atkins and Sen. Jim Metzen: Veterans owed more than thanks, Minnesota owes them money too
In October, after it was announced that Minnesota is holding a record $711 million in lost and unclaimed funds, we launched an effort to find and notify residents of our legislative district of their unclaimed money. We thought it would be hard to find people. It wasn't. Most...
November 14, 2015 - 5:43am
October 31, 2015
Lucinda Jesson: Children are waiting for you, for families to adopt them
A young man on the verge of adulthood who is enthusiastic about sports and music but struggles with authority. A teenage single mom who lovingly cares for her newborn child. A kind, patient young boy with disabilities who doesn't know who to trust. A confused teenager who was in...
October 31, 2015 - 5:00am
October 17, 2015
Elisha Smith: October is Farm to School Month
October is National Farm to School month (#F2SMonth). "Farm to School" refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggies to honey and meat. The more local foods we serve our kids, the better. One-third of U.S. children are obese or overweight,...
October 17, 2015 - 5:05am
October 3, 2015
Ray Mosby: Why community newspapers matter
The chosen theme for this year's National Newspaper Week is "Power of the Press," and that power, it seems to me, is a very relative thing. Everybody understands the power of, say, The New York Times or The Washington Post, but probably less recognized and appreciated is the power...
October 3, 2015 - 5:48am
Bruce Peterson: Flex-fuel pumps allow Minnesotans to breathe easier, save money
It's not easy to get people to agree on things these days. Our political climate, combined with the constant din of social media and 24-hour cable news channels, provides ample opportunity for confrontation, and little time to have an actual conversation. However, I think there's...
October 3, 2015 - 5:47am
September 26, 2015
Lucinda Jesson: Recovery is a lifelong journey
Last month I met a former heroin user who was celebrating 10 years of sobriety. He now owns his own landscaping company, and was able to make amends with his family. But it wasn't easy. He told me about the many times he tried to stop using, but fell back into his old ways, until...
September 26, 2015 - 5:01am
September 21, 2015
Mike Rothman: It's your money and we want you to have it
With an estimated one in 20 Minnesotans having unclaimed property worth more than $100, the Minnesota Commerce Department was busy at this year's Great Minnesota Get-Together helping fairgoers find their missing money. We even had special assistance from our new Missing Money...
September 21, 2015 - 10:15am
John Crabtree: Clean water is costly
Water is a necessity for all living things. We have a responsibility to act as good stewards of our water, now and for future generations. Nitrates in drinking water can be hazardous to the health of pregnant women, nursing mothers, infant children, and the elderly.
September 21, 2015 - 10:14am
August 29, 2015
Standing up for rural postal
Post offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services. The mail service is a national...
August 29, 2015 - 9:40am
August 22, 2015
Tina Smith: Rural broadband necessary, not just nice
In 1922, the Minneapolis Tribune ran an article touting the benefits of electricity. "Don't sell your farm, but electrify it, is the message science sends to farmers. The day will come soon when farms are run by electricity, just as the other great industries are." The newspaper...
August 22, 2015 - 5:47am
Lee Hamilton: On voting ... and not
The campaigning for next year's elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don't. Over the years,...
August 22, 2015 - 5:46am
August 15, 2015
John Apitz: Railroads are improving on a strong record of safety
For Minnesota's railroads, working to keep our employees and the communities we serve safe is the most important thing we do. A recent commentary in this paper from the state commissioners of transportation, public safety and pollution control highlighted some of the steps railroads...
August 15, 2015 - 5:26am